The Psychology of Private Events - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123796509, 9781483270050

The Psychology of Private Events

1st Edition

Perspectives on Covert Response Systems

Editors: Alfred Jacobs Lewis B. Sachs
eBook ISBN: 9781483270050
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 214
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The Psychology of Private Events: Perspectives on Covert Response Systems provides evidence that the assessment and manipulation of private events such as thoughts, feelings, and images facilitates the prediction and control of human behavior. The individual contributions represent a variety of approaches to theorizing and research into private events, and to the clinical applications or potential applications which have been generated by such study. The authors have addressed themselves in creative and ingenious ways to such diverse topics as creating resistance to temptation; developing feelings of attraction to appropriate sex objects; training people to experience less pain; and having mental hospital patients practice being happier. This book will be of primary interest to students and teachers of psychology, particularly those interested in behaviorally oriented clinical research and practice. Other professionals and teachers in the social sciences may also find it useful to become aware of the newer trends in psychology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Private Events References Explanation and Intention References The Study of Covert Verbal and Nonverbal Mediation Introduction Rationale for Study of Covert Mediators Analysis of Sample Study References The Maintenance of Behavior by Self-Generated Stimuli and Reinforcement Introduction A Tentative Working Model of Self-Regulation Self-Reinforcement Self-Monitoring and Self-Control Means for Achieving Self-Control Self-Monitoring References Construing Hypnosis as Modifiable Behavior Historical Perspective Modification of Hypnotic Abilities The Utility of Hypnotic Behaviors References A Second Look at Systematic Desensitization Fear and Avoidance in Desensitization Hierarchies and Relaxation Relaxation Imagery Expectancy References Covert Conditioning Covert Sensitization Covert Reinforcement Summary References Mood-Emotion-Affect: The Nature of and Manipulation of Affective States with Particular Reference to Positive Affective States and Emotional Illness References The Psychophysiology of Private Events An Animal Prototype of the Human Problem of Letting Go A Phenomenological Excursion into Somatic Psychology" The Electropsychological Analysis of Private Events Bio-Feedback: Controlling the "Uncontrollable" References Author Index Subject Index


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